Moyes: I have third or fourth-best PL boss win record

Matt Stead

Sunderland boss David Moyes defended his record after sections of the club’s own fans turned on him during a 2-2 Premier League draw with West Ham.

The Black Cats twice came from behind to secure just a 21st point of the season which left them still at the foot of the table and nine points adrift of safety with six games remaining.

However, Moyes was booed on several occasions when he emerged from the dug-out and was treated to choruses of “We want Moyesy out” and “Are you watching David Moyes?” after forgotten man Wahbi Khazri’s first-half goal.

Asked if he had heard the dissenting voices, the Scot said: “I did, aye, but it’s to be expected because me and the team are not doing well just now, so I have to accept it.”

Asked further if the criticism made him question himself, he replied: “No, I just remember to myself that I think I have got the third or fourth-best win record in the Premier League.

“The support has been fantastic. Managers not doing well, teams not doing well, they deserve to take their frustrations out on somebody and nearly always, it’s the manager.”

Moyes does indeed have the fourth-most wins as a Premier League manager, behind Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger and Harry Redknapp. What he fails to mention is that he has the fourth-most defeats as a Premier League manager, behind Redknapp, Sam Allardyce and Steve Bruce. So yeah.